PSA (Public Service Announcements)
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Remnant Church Of Power Special Program (END NOV 30)
The Remnant Church of Power is holding a two night special program, featuring Antonio Fitzgerald and guest speaker George Bloomer, 7pm nightly on Wednesday, November 29th, and Thursday, November 30th, at 601 Berryman Avenue in Danville, VA. For complete details, call 434-421-6740.
Medicaid Expansion in NC
Beginning December 1, more than 600,000 people in North Carolina will be able to apply for health care coverage through NC Medicaid. Medicaid expansion will cover people ages 19 through 64 with higher incomes, closing the coverage gap for North Carolinians. Medicaid pays for doctor visits, yearly check-ups, emergency care, mental health, and more — at little or no cost to participants. To learn more, visit medicaid.ncdhhs.gov or call 888-245-0179.
Career Day in High Point (END DEC 01)
NC Works and the NC Career Center present Career Day in the city of High Point, Friday, December 1st, from 11am to 3pm, at 1202 Leonard Ave. Find out about employment with the city of High Point and Guilford County Schools. Spaghetti dinner will be provided. For more information on this free and open to the public event, contact the NC Career Center at 336-882-4141.
Blanket and Throw Give-Away (END DEC 01)
Staten The Facts will host a Blanket and Throw Give-Away to the elder community at the Asheboro Holiday parade on Friday, December 1. For more information, call 336-355-7223.
Winter Wishes in Aggieland (END DEC 01)
As part of this year’s Winter Wishes, North Carolina A&T State University will sponsor 200 children placed in Guilford County foster care this holiday season by providing gifts to be delivered on Friday, December 1, between 4pm and 7pm, at the Deese Clock Tower. Wishes must be new, wrapped and labeled with the name of the child. To sign up by November 20, visit ncat.edu. Or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Survey of GSO Residents’ Relationship with GPD (END DEC 01)
A collaborative survey authored by the City’s Ad-hoc Committee on African American Disparity and North Carolina A&T State University’s criminal justice faculty will offer perspective on residents’ relationships with the Greensboro Police Department. The anonymous Police and Community Survey is available online, through December 1. To take the survey, visit greensboro-nc.gov/acaad.
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra 23-24 Season (Disc DEC 01)
The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra has opened its 2023-2024 season ticketing for the Masterworks Series, as well as the POPS Series, featuring Ruben Studdard, Jefferson Starship, Cirque Goes Broadway; the Steep Canyon Rangers, the annual Symphony Gospel Celebration with Lady Tramaine Hawkins and the GSO Community Gospel Choir; plus much more. To secure your seats, visit greensborosymphony.org or call 336-335-5456.
Forge Greensboro Holiday Events (END DEC 02)
Forge Greensboro presents the third annual First Friday Handmade Market, with artisan gifts, ceramics, textiles, jewelry and more, on Friday, December 1st, from 5-9pm, at 111 W Lewis Street. Then on Saturday, December 2nd, the Community Makerspace will hold an Open House and Holiday Festival, from noon to 6pm, at 219 W Lewis Street. For more info, visit forgegreensboro.org.
Community Feeding – B2BU (END DEC 02)
Bold 2 B U Community will be offering free meals at a Community Feeding on Saturday, December 2, from noon to 2pm, at 920 Redding Drive in High Point. This is a free and open to the public event. For further details, contact T. Renae Cleveland at 336-638-1811.
Garrett’s Grove UWF Holiday Market (END DEC 02)
Garrett’s Grove United Women of Faith in Gibsonville will hold their annual Holiday Market, December 2nd, from 10am to 2pm, at the church at 191 High Rock Road in Gibsonville. There’ll be many types of original crafts, and other great things for your holiday décor and gift-giving: including lap quilts, t-shirts, floral arrangements, and many other wonderful items provided by various vendors. The Holiday Market will also have hotdogs, dessert, drinks, and a raffle drawing.
NC A&T’s Holiday Musical (END DEC 03)
North Carolina A&T State University’s Theatre Arts Program presents a finger-snapping, foot-tapping, hand-clapping holiday musical for the whole family, beginning Thursday, November 30 and continuing through Sunday, December 3, at the Paul Robeson Theater on the NC A&T campus. For more information, visit ncat.edu. Or for tickets, call 336-334-7749.
WRCGSO Health Insurance Open Enrollment Assistance Day (END DEC 04)
The Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro, located at 628 Summit Avenue, welcomes Legal Aid of North Carolina for Health Insurance Open Enrollment Assistance Day on Monday, December 4th, from 9:30am until 2:30 pm. There will also be a Medicaid representative on site to answer any Medicaid Expansion questions. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins will be accepted! For more info, or to book your appointment time, call 855-733-3711.
International Chess Grandmaster Comes to Greensboro (END DEC 05)
The Hayes-Taylor YMCA, East Greensboro NOW, and the East Greensboro Rotary Club are proud to have chess players of all levels, ages 8 to 18, join International Chess Grandmaster Gabriel Flom for an opportunity to improve their chess playing skills! Sessions will be 6pm, Tuesday November 28, Saturday December 2nd, and Tuesday December 5. For more information, call 336-272-2131.
GSO Youth Council Toy Drive (END DEC 08)
Until December 8th, the Greensboro Youth Council will be accepting new and gently used toys or cash donations for its Santa’s Workshop Toy Drive. Drop your toys off at one of a dozen community sites during normal operating hours, or donate toward the purchase of new gifts. For more information, including a list of donation locations, visit greensboro-nc.gov/SantasWorkshop.
I AM A QUEEN Holiday Season Adoption Program (END DEC 09)
I Am A Queen celebrates 14 years of service with the Ultimate Holiday Season Adoption Program. Adopt a child through gift giving, or sponsor a holiday food box or senior citizen gift. You can drop off unwrapped gifts on Saturday, December 9, from noon to 4pm, at 3030 W. Gate City Blvd. To adopt a child during this giving season, or to donate, visit iamaqueen.org.
Evangel Fellowship Church Exclusive Community Hiring Event (END DEC 09)
Evangel Fellowship Church and Hub 4 Hope will host an exclusive 4,000 job hiring event on Saturday, December 9th, from 10am to 2pm, at 2207 E. Cone Blvd in Greensboro. In advance of this event, there will be a Career Readiness Workshop sponsored by NCWorks on Thursday, December 7, also from 10am to 2pm. For more information, call 336-375-3900.
Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum Presents Winter in Sedalia (END DEC 09)
The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum is thrilled to present Winter in Sedalia. This free program will take place on December 9th, between 5 and 8pm, with live music performed by the Eastern Guilford High School Band & Chorus, Ragsdale High School Chorus, and Sedalia Elementary Chorus. There will be an indoor Holiday Market with local vendors, and a Tree Lighting Ceremony featuring Sedalia Mayor Howard Morgan. More info at 336-449-3310.
North Carolina A&T Fall Commencement (END DEC 16)
The North Carolina A&T State University Fall 2023 Commencement Ceremonies, featuring keynote speakers Woodrow Winchester III and Dena LaMar, will be Friday, December 15, and Saturday December 16. The Graduate School Ceremony will start at 9am on Friday at the Tanger Center. And the Undergraduate Ceremony will start at 9am on Saturday at the Greensboro Coliseum. For more details, visit ncat.edu.
Royal Expressions Holiday Program (END DEC 16)
Royal Expressions Contemporary Ballet celebrates 11 years of their special Holiday Program with two shows on Saturday, December 16, at Guilford College’s Dana Auditorium. For further details or box office information, contact Princess Howell Johnson at 336-944-6146 or email email@example.com.
Refuge Church Greensboro’s Seasonal Cantata (END DEC 17)
The Refuge Church Greensboro invites you to join them for their Seasonal Cantata titled “Come & See,” followed by a FREE toy drive giveaway on Sunday, December 17, at 6:30pm, at 3008 E. Bessemer Avenue. The toy drive giveaway is for children, ages 0-18 years old. For further information, please email RefugeGSOOutreach@gmail.com.
Medicaid Expansion in NC
More than 600,000 people in North Carolina are now able to apply for health care coverage through NC Medicaid. Medicaid expansion will cover people ages 19 through 64 with higher incomes, closing the coverage gap for North Carolinians. Medicaid pays for doctor visits, yearly check-ups, emergency care, mental health, and more — at little or no cost to participants. To learn more, visit medicaid.ncdhhs.gov or call 888-245-0179.
CDHC Mobile Food Drive Giveaway (END DEC 22)
Community Deliverance Holiness Church and Love Community Development Corporation are hosting their Holiday Food Drive and Mobile Food Drive Giveaway on Wednesday, December 20, from noon to 3pm, at 7609 Horney Road in High Point, and Friday, December 22, from noon to 3pm, at 3980 N. Liberty Street in Winston-Salem. For further information, call 336-454-5869.
GSO First Round Loose Leaf Collection (END DEC 22)
The City of Greensboro’s first round of loose leaf collection will run from November 6 through December 22, subject to inclement weather delays. Accordingly, property owners are encouraged to observe the following tips: Rake leaves to the edge of your yard, behind the curb, and do not put leaves in the street or on the sidewalk. Remove sticks, rocks, and other debris that may damage City equipment. Do not park vehicles on, in front of, or near leaves. And check the city’s interactive map to find out where your neighborhood is on the leaf collection schedule. Residents may also use the City’s year-round yard waste program to dispose of leaves in clear plastic bags, or a plastic or metal garbage can, on your regular trash collection day. More info can be found at Greensboro-nc.gov/leaves.
GSO First Second Loose Leaf Collection (END FEB 02)
The City of Greensboro’s second round of loose leaf collection will run from January 2 through February 2, subject to inclement weather delays. Accordingly, property owners are encouraged to observe the following tips: Rake leaves to the edge of your yard, behind the curb, and do not put leaves in the street or on the sidewalk. Remove sticks, rocks, and other debris that may damage City equipment. Do not park vehicles on, in front of, or near leaves. And check the city’s interactive map to find out where your neighborhood is on the leaf collection schedule. Residents may also use the City’s year-round yard waste program to dispose of leaves in clear plastic bags, or a plastic or metal garbage can, on your regular trash collection day. More info can be found at Greensboro-nc.gov/leaves.
First Kids Consignment Sale (END MAR 02)
First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro proudly announces the upcoming First Kids Consignment Sale, featuring clothing, toys, furniture, books, and more, on Friday, March 1, from 8:30am–7pm, and Saturday, March 2, from 7:30am–noon, at 706 N. Greene St. There will also be a private pre-sale on Thursday, February 29, from 6-8pm. For more information, call 336-373-0445.
GuilfordWorks Assisting Those Impacted By Recent Layoffs
GuilfordWorks is prepared to support those individuals impacted by a recent layoff in the Community. The NCWorks Career Centers in Guilford and Forsyth counties can provide career and job placement services to those impacted by unemployment or underemployment. For more information on employment, access to training, and other resources, call 336-373-3027.
People enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP should update their contact information and check the mail for a renewal form from their Medicaid agency over the next few months. It is important to complete the renewal form and return it immediately to avoid a loss of coverage, including parents who may be renewing coverage for their children. People who have lost Medicaid or CHIP should visit HealthCare.gov to see if they are eligible to enroll in a low-cost, quality health plan.
NCBA Senior Community Service Employment Program
Recognizing that income and productivity are key to maintaining the quality of life our seniors deserve, the National Caucus & Center on Black Aging proudly provides employment training and placement services under the Senior Community Service Employment Program. In order to qualify, you must be 55 or older, unemployed, capable of performing part-time training duties, and have a family income that does not exceed 125% of the federal poverty income guidelines. Priority is given to Veterans and their qualified spouses. For further priority criteria, and to learn more about how this program could benefit you, visit NCBA-AGING.org. Or call program manager Brenda Cogdell at 336-229-6384. Direct line for the NCWorks Greensboro Office is 336-297-9444 ext. 202, and direct line for the NCWorks High Point Training Office is 336-882-4141 ext. 8502.
Free Computer Classes at the Library
Free computer classes are back at the Greensboro Public Library. Classes at the Central Library are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Several branch locations offer classes as well. Seating is limited, and advance registration is required. To register, call 336-335-5430. Or for complete details, including dates and times, check out the Library’s online calendar by visiting greensborolibrary.org.
Progressive Toastmasters will be meeting on Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45 pm. This is an opportunity to improve the quality of your presentations, impromptu speaking skills, and of course networking! Everyone is welcome to Toastmasters weekly meetings. For further details or the Zoom registration link, please contact Gail Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aggies at the Goal Line
The Aggies at the Goal Line program has been helping former North Carolina A&T State University students of all ages complete their degrees. If you never finished your degree, and it’s been at least 2 years since you last attended A&T, contact Aggies at the Goal Line via AGL@ncat.edu. Many students have been able to obtain their degree in less than one year. Reach out today! Don’t let anything hold you back!
Take Me Home
The Greensboro Police Department will be participating in the “Take Me Home” program. “Take Me Home” is a free program that allows family members and legal guardians to upload critical information for individuals with a cognitive impairment or developmental disability in the event that a registered individual encounters law enforcement or is reported missing. For more information, visit: greensboro-nc.gov/TakeMeHome.
Guilford County Schools
Guilford County School’s youth crisis hotline, 336-332-7295, is currently open to students dealing with anxiety, depression, abuse, suicidal thoughts, hunger, or any other form of crisis. For emergency, you should still call 911. Additionally, the GCS general information line, 336-332-7290, can be used Monday through Friday from 8 am – 7 pm.
TRIAD Goodwill Accepts Food Donations
A lot of people don’t know this, but Triad Goodwill accepts food donations and routes them to local food banks. Non-perishable food items are collected in all 23 Donation Centers located in Guilford, Alamance, Randolph, Rockingham and Caswell counties. For more information, call 336-544-5305 or visit triadgoodwill.org.
While foam and Styrofoam aren’t recyclable in Greensboro’s recycling program, residents and businesses that want to recycle foam may now bring it to 1310 W. Gate City Blvd. Foam dropped off at this location will be made into picture frames and molding in New Jersey. Proceeds from the sale of foam will go back to support Tiny House Community Development’s efforts to reduce homelessness in the Triad. For more info, call 919-622-3303.
The City of Greensboro is no longer accepting glass, large plastic items, pots and pans, and shredded paper in its recycling program. Visit greensboro-nc.gov/recycle for locations you can recycle glass going forward.
Greensboro Public Library invites both kids and adults to explore the 3D printers, cameras, audio production equipment, and sewing machines within one of its various Makerspaces. For more info, call 336-335-5430.